howard hodgkin first arrived on the scene in the 19605. he made his name in the 705 and triumphed in the 805, representing britain at the venice biennale and winning the turner prize. i am very pleased, very grateful and very surprised. matisse, degas and jackson pollock were all influences. but it was the light and life of india that he first discovered in 1964 which became his great love and inspiration. look at those colours in a row. lilac, the pink, the orange, yellow between. amazing. i think more than any other artist i can think of, howard's paintings are a celebration of life, they are an exploration of life. it is notjust life as if seen by a one—eyed cyclops. it is life in motion, it is life as experienced over many years, but more than anything else, it is viewed through sensation and emotion and through feeling. howard hodgkin might not have enjoyed picking up his brush and making his art, but he couldn't resist it and never stopped. his paintings were his way of remembering and will be our way
of remembering him. the artist sir howard hodgkin, who has died at the age of 8a. newsnight is coming up on bbc two. here's kirsty. tonight, david cameron's former director of communications when he was prime minister tells us that being perceived to have broken a manifesto pledge on national insurance is a very difficult position for the government. join me now on bbc two. in ten minutes time the papers takes a look at the headlines, followed by the main headlines in the iipm bulletin. in another chance to see newsnight at 11:15pm. hello and welcome to sportsday.
i'm hugh woozencroft. your main stories this evening: england wrap up a series whitewash over west indies, inspired by a century from alex hales in the final odi. could a poor pitch in rostov interrupt manchester united's europa league challenge? and warrington are still awaiting their first win of the super league season after defeat to champions wigan. good evening, plenty to come, but first england have thrashed west indies in the third one day international, giving them
a 3—0 series whitewash. centuries from alex hales, on his return from injury, and joe root, helped england to 328 all—out and they were even more dominant with the ball in hand, skittling their hosts forjust 142. henry moeran is in barbados. england came here to the kensington oval having already won this series, 2-0 oval having already won this series, 2—0 up from the first two matches in antigua, but still keen to make sure they go back to england with a 3—0 series whitewash under their belts. they got that victory and some. people come to barbados to relax, not alex hayles. after months out injured he wanted to find his rhythm. with for him is a booming bass, made to take the roof off. in that groove there is no stopping him. he sealed his century with a six. joe root apologies things
differently, no need to push the boundaries, the runs will still come. he went to 100 and the west indies had dropped him on one. by the time they started taking their catches it was too late, the england total of 328 was the highest in a one—day international at this famous old ground. some of the best players ever seen started out here and this tea m ever seen started out here and this team for the west indies consist of men learning by trial and error. the last four bowls —— not balls bowled to carlos brathwa ite last four bowls —— not balls bowled to carlos brathwaite always went for six. a review, revenge. then closure for this match and the series victory by 168 runs and 3—0 and now england can relax. a crushing and humiliating defeat for the west indies, 186 runs the margin of victory in the end for england to pick up plenty of confidence ahead of their next assignment. two one—day internationals against ireland in may and then three more against south africa and then the champions
trophy in june. england's south africa and then the champions trophy injune. england's focus on the first half of this year leading towards that major icc event, england 3—0 victors in the west indies. manchester united boss jose mourinho was relieved with what he called a positive result in the europa league last—16 first leg tie against fc rostov in russia. it finished 1—1, with mourinho's men claiming the important away goal, as alex gulrajani reports. no red carpet for manchester united in russia. the pitch in rostov had left jose in russia. the pitch in rostov had leftjose mourinho in russia. the pitch in rostov had left jose mourinho stand. in russia. the pitch in rostov had leftjose mourinho stand. he didn't think the game should even be played. united made the best of it. even the worlds most expensive player, paul pogba, was finding the going tough. he wasn't the only one struggling. the normally clinical zlata n struggling. the normally clinical zlatan ibrahimovic was anything but tonight. eventually united found their feet and ibrahimovic was at their feet and ibrahimovic was at the heart it. henrikh mkhitaryan with the finish and united had a valuable away goal. job almost done.
don't forget that rostov had beaten bayern munich on this pitch this season. bayern munich on this pitch this season. getting back on level terms tonight was well within their grasp. they had eyes on winning it. as did united. but to no avail. they will go back to manchester confident of progressing. the arsenal manager arsene wenger says he will take the fans‘ opinions into account when he makes up his mind about whether to stay in the job. arsenal have lost five of their last seven games, leading to speculation about the future of the premier league's longest serving manager. our sports editor dan roan has more. the humiliation at the hands of bayern munich this week left arsenal divided, the fans in revolt, and their managerfacing divided, the fans in revolt, and their manager facing unprecedented pressure. today arsene wenger insisted he will wait until the end of the season before deciding whether to stay. i love this club but i am loyal to this club and i
make the right decisions to this club. are you seriously saying you might be here next season?” club. are you seriously saying you might be here next season? i do not wa nt to might be here next season? i do not want to speak but always the same matter, you know, what is for me important is the football games. arsene wenger, we want you to go. some have seen enough and after the protests turn came in addition, the fa ns protests turn came in addition, the fans may have a bearing on the future. tier it may not the most important factor but it will be considered, of course. today the clu b considered, of course. today the club broke its silence. in a statement the chairman said that fa ns statement the chairman said that fans are entitled to opinions but they run the club with the long—term interests at heart. the arsene wenger future is the talk of the game. this afternoon football ‘s most powerfulfigure paid this.
what arsene wenger is done in arsenal throughout history is certainly outstanding. he is a big personality of football and a legend. he is one of the football 's legends. there is proud symbol of the long reign of arsene wenger, the stadium and the club are built in his own image. after the humiliation his own image. after the humiliation his team suffered here this week there is a growing sense that arsenal ‘s most successful ever manager has taken this club as far as and the time has come for him to walk away. after two decades of management and many trophies it is ha rd to management and many trophies it is hard to imagine arsenal arsenal without him. but the club is drifting and even with plenty to play for this season british football ‘s longest partnership could be nearing the end. england goalkeeperjoe hart says he has no future at manchester city when his loan spell with italian side torino ends in may. the 29—year—old was dropped and then loaned out when new city boss pep guardiola arrived at the start of the season. speaking to the bbc‘s premier league show, hart insists there are no hard feelings.
i would say i am pretty much surplus to requirements at my parent club at the moment. do you see that changing? not really, not really. you are a realistic? yes, i have to be realistic. like i say, i love that club and i always said of those long as they wanted me i would be there but i was always cautious when i said that because i am aware that at the big, big club stuff can change quickly and the opinions of the people in charge, not everyone is going to like you and not eve ryo ne is going to like you and not everyone is going to want to play you and that is the business side of it. warrington wolves are still without a win in superleague this season. they were beaten 38—12 by defending champions wigan warriors in what was actually a repeat of last year's grand final. liam marshall was the star on the evening scoring four of the warrior's seven tries at the halliwelljones stadium onjust his second appearance for the club.
wigan go top of the table with four wins from four. warrington sit bottom. england's owen farrell couldn't get through today's training session ahead of the calcutta cup match against scotland in the six nations on saturday. the centre had medics looking at his left knee as he departed the training field at pennyhill park. number 8 billy vunipola will make his first appearance in the tournament from the bench. and although head coach eddiejones admits farrell could be a doubt for the game, he made light of the incident. he has got a bad leg so he couldn't finish training. how did it happen in training? i think he ran into my dog, mate. my dog was running around. he will be all